Twist as PE ‘babysitter’ arrested over dumped baby case
A MOUNT Road police station clerk who allegedly agreed to look after a baby but then opened charges of abandonment against its mother has been released on bail in Port Elizabeth.
Accused ‘Sunday rapist’ denies murder
Alleged “Sunday rapist” Johannes Jacobus Steyn has denied knowing murdered teenager Louise de Waal.
Hunt for escaped prisoners continues
A police hunt for seven prisoners who shot dead a warder and escaped from the Barkly East prison was continuing, Eastern Cape police said on Monday (27/08/2012).
Row brews over Malema ‘using Lonmin for his personal agenda’
Cosatu president Sdumo Dlamini should know that economic freedom fighters do not take kindly to his threats and will not be intimidated, Friends of the ANCYL said in a statement.
Bay water, electricity cuts could ‘scare off investors’
WATER shortages and electricity cuts continue to plague the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality as the local authority faces an estimated R1-billion infrastructure and maintenance backlog.
MEC unhappy with health facilities
EASTERN Cape Health MEC Sicelo Gqobana expressed his disappointment at the poor state of the clinics and hospital in Jansenville during a visit to the area last week.
Watershed case on TB ‘time bomb’
BY failing to stick to policies to prevent the spread of tuberculosis, South Africa’s prison authorities have created a time bomb of inmates being infected and spreading TB and drug-resistant TB.
East Cape’s temporary teachers now being paid
FOLLOWING a court order obtained by the Legal Resources Centre (LRC), the Department of Basic Education has paid 481 temporary teachers in the province.
Bay’s special eco-warrior
LOVED by many – but loathed by those who see his work as a drain on their livelihood – environmentalist Wayne Rudman lives what he preaches. So says George Whitehead, the man who nominated Rudman for the 2012 The Herald GM Citizen of the Year.
Court hears details of Griekwastad murders
Gruesome details about the murder of a Griekwastad farmer and his family have emerged during the bail application of a 16-year-old boy arrested for the crime.
Northern Cape town reels after triple murder arrest
Driving over a hill into Griekwastad, the first building that meets the eye is the church, towering over the tiny Northern Cape town.
‘Solly’ the hippo dies
A young hippopotamus who got stuck in the swimming pool of a Limpopo game lodge died on Friday morning (24/08/2012), the lodge manager said.
Draft crisis plan to save endangered African penguin
THE African penguin, much beloved icon of Nelson Mandela Bay, is the subject of a special crisis draft plan published yesterday by Environment Minister Edna Molewa. The plan is aimed at averting the looming possible extinction of the species, the only penguin indigenous to Africa. Now officially classified as endangered, the bird lives in a thin band around the Southern African coast, but it has its stronghold here in Algoa Bay, mainly on the offshore islands of St Croix and Bird.
Stranded hippo named Solly to honour his caregiver
A young hippopotamus who has been stuck in a swimming pool at the Monate Conservation Lodge in Limpopo since Tuesday has been named Solly after one of his caregivers, according to a report on Friday (24/08/2012).
Cosatu comes out in favour of mayor Wayile
THOUSANDS of Cosatu, SACP and civil society groups muscled their way through the Port Elizabeth city centre yesterday in what was by far the biggest fight yet for Nelson Mandela Bay mayor Zanoxolo Wayile to keep his job.
Swanepoel unfazed by banned advert
SA SUPERMODEL Candice Swanepoel yesterday called her latest ultra-hot shoe advertisement – which got banned in New York – “just another day in the office”.
Bay seeks to copy cellphone impoundment law
THE Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality is in talks with the City of Cape Town regarding the possible introduction of its by-law, allowing for the impoundment of motorists’ cellphones if used while driving.
Fracking decision due soon
WHILE a decision on the issue of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, for shale gas in the Karoo basin could be made by the cabinet in the next two weeks, anti-fracking lobby group Treasure Karoo Action Group (TKAG) said it would continue to oppose it.
Inquiry into Lonmin, police and unions
President Jacob Zuma has announced a three-member judicial commission of inquiry to probe the mine violence in which 44 people died in Marikana, North West.
Calls for Judge Hlope case to be concluded
Trade union Solidarity on Thursday (23/08/2012) called on the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) to expedite the investigation against Cape judge president John Hlophe to protect the integrity of the justice system.
Minister helps treat overcome mourners
Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi on Thursday (23/08/2012) put on surgical gloves to help treat mourners who collapsed at a memorial service in Marikana, North West.
US judge orders crayfish poachers: pay SA R446m
A LANDMARK recommendation by a US judge that South Africa be awarded a staggering $54.9-million (R446-million) in restitution for the unlawful harvesting of crayfish in the country’s waters over a 14-year period has been hailed as a resounding “victory in the fight against wildlife crime” in the country.
Corrupt officials reap billions
THE Public Works Department is being held to ransom by syndicates of corrupt officials reaping billions of taxpayers’ money through tender fraud and corruption.
Helenvale ‘ready to explode’
ET killer Mahlangu gets life
CHRIS Mahlangu has been sentenced to life in prison for killing white supremacist leader Eugene Terreblanche.
‘Why I killed my son’
“DON’T take your life – that is not going to bring you anywhere,” Mishqah Hendricks pleaded with her sister, Zulpha Jacobs, yesterday. Jacobs, who is to appear in the Mitchells Plain Magistrate’s Court on Monday, is on trial for the murder of her two-year-old son, Taariq.
World’s oldest panda dies
The oldest male panda bear in the world, a gift from China to former German chancellor Helmut Schmidt, has died at age 34 in Berlin.
Napping cleaners make mess of job
NINE unemployed people who found work in a government job-creation scheme have been caught sleeping the day away – instead of cleaning Port Alfred beaches.
Mandela baby not mine, says chauffeur
NDLA Mandela’s chauffeur is not taking allegations he fathered a child with his chief’s bride lightly. Yesterday, he released a statement describing the extreme embarrassment he felt when he was “falsely” fingered as the father of Anais Grimaud’s son, Qheya Mandela.
‘Empty vessels’: councillors infuriated
AN official’s whispered comment that Nelson Mandela Bay’s politicians had no substance saw him unceremoniously booted out of council chambers yesterday by outraged councillors.
Miners vent anger at Zuma’s ministers
ANGRY striking workers at Lonmin’s Marikana mine shunned President Jacob Zuma’s interministerial committee yesterday, rejecting help in organising a memorial service for those killed last week.
Say no to Mthombo
WE HAVE reached a development T-junction. We can either accept, without thinking, the proposed R80-billion oil refinery, Project Mthombo, without an environmental impact assessment having been done – never mind Durban South and the pollution there, never mind scrutinising that extraordinary 18500 permanent jobs’ promise by our premier.
Municipality pledges to probe fracking
CHRIS Hani District Municipality is set to do what Treasure the Karoo Action Group is hoping the national government will still decide is necessary. The step? To appoint a team of experts to investigate fracking, the controversial drilling method Shell wants to use to explore for and extract gas from shale beds deep beneath the Karoo
Keen young swimmers missing out on premier event
ABOUT a hundred eager young swimmers from Port Elizabeth’s northern and township areas will miss out on what is considered to be the highlight event of their sporting year.
Matric Results – See the PDFs
Pupils and parents flocked to Newspaper House to snap up The Herald Matric Results supplement. Now we make available to you pdfs of the supplement pages.
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